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Definition of "serial" []

  • Of, forming, or arranged in a series. (adjective)
  • Published or produced in installments, as a novel or television drama. (adjective)
  • Relating to such publication or production. (adjective)
  • Responsible for a series of usually criminal acts over a period of time: a serial arsonist. (adjective)
  • Music Relating to or based on a row of tones, especially the 12 pitches of the chromatic scale. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "serial" in a sentence
  • "Trans have code numbers and serial numbers the numbers for the one i put in are550 serial# cd-68-330746?"
  • "DriveGet, serial, serial, % drv%; volume serial number msgbox, Drive = % drv% ` nNAME = % drivename% ` nStatus = % status% ` nType = % type% ` nCapacity = % cap% ` nFree = % free% ` nFAT = % fs% ` nSerialNumber = % serial%"
  • "Langton disliked using the term serial killer and mentioned it only once, but during the questioning the journalists were quick to bring up the Ripper murder case."